Nov 3, 2010

What Autumn Sounds Like

The weather has cooled and just in time for me to open all the windows and clean. The baby is napping on the couch and the Kid is outside playing. I've just finished the floors and the house smells like the lemon oil my mom always used. I'm having a coffee and the afternoon is winding down. Sounds from the courtyard are wafting in:

Children shouting NOT IT!
An occasional puppy bark
Someone practicing Twinkle Twinkle on the clarinet
The squeak of the swing set
A boy laugh and girl's delighted shriek followed by giggling
Our coconut chimes
The pit pat pit pat of tennis shoes running on the sidewalk
Very faint wind in the trees


Amanda said...

I love this post. It made me smile. It also sounds as if you are having a perfect little space in time. Congratualtions :)

Jenny said...

It certainly felt that way. :)